Definitions of charge

  1. To lay or impose something upon; instruct; enjoin.
  2. To set as a price; demand; set down something against; debit; accuse.
  3. To make an onset upon; attack.
  4. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
  5. To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
  6. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
  7. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
  8. To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
  9. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
  10. To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against ( a person or thing); to lay the responsibility ( for something said or done) at the door of.
  11. To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc.
  12. To call to account; to challenge.
  13. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
  14. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
  15. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
  16. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
  17. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
  18. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
  19. An address ( esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
  20. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
  21. The price demanded for a thing or service.
  22. An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
  23. That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
  24. The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.
  25. A position ( of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
  26. A soft of plaster or ointment.
  27. A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
  28. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural.
  29. To rush on or attack; load, as a gun; to command; instruct; accuse; to demand as a price; to place something on record as due from, or as a debt of.
  30. To lay on or load: to impose or intrust: to fall upon or attack: to put to the account of: to impute to: to command: to exhort.
  31. To load; enjoin; attack; impute to.
  32. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
  33. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
  34. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
  35. To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
  36. To make an onset.
  37. To make an attack.
  38. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; " The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  39. move quickly and violently; " The car tore down the street"; " He came charging into my office"
  40. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; " After the second episode, she had to be committed"; " he was committed to prison"
  41. give over to another for care or safekeeping; " consign your baggage"
  42. file a formal charge against; " The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  43. To rush on and attack; to load or fill; to lay on or impose; to enjoin; to command; to place on the debit side of an account; to impute; to accuse; to entrust; to give directions to.
  44. To rush on; to attack; to load, as a gun; to lay on, as a tax; to intrust to; to set down to, as a debt; to blame; to censure; to accuse; to command, exhort, or enjoin; to give directions to, as a judge to a jury, or a bishop to his clergy; to fill with the electrical fluid.
  45. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; " the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  46. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  47. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; " this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
  48. a impetuous rush toward someone or something; " the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; " the battle began with a cavalry charge"
  49. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; " a confidential mission to London"; " his charge was deliver a message"
  50. the swift release of a store of affective force; " they got a great bang out of it"; " what a boot!"; " he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; " he does it for kicks"
  51. a person committed to your care; " the teacher led her charges across the street"
  52. the price charged for some article or service; " the admission charge"
  53. financial liabilities ( such as a tax); " the charges against the estate"
  54. saturate; " The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  55. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; " I need to charge my car battery"
  56. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; " charge a conductor"
  57. set or ask for a certain price; " How much do you charge for lunch?"; " This fellow charges $ 100 for a massage"
  58. instruct or command with authority; " The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  59. instruct ( a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  60. make an accusatory claim; " The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  61. direct into a position for use; " point a gun"; " He charged his weapon at me"
  62. fill or load to capacity; " charge the wagon with hay"
  63. provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  64. place a heraldic bearing on; " charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  65. lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  66. pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; " Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
  67. demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  68. enter a certain amount as a charge; " he charged me $ 15"
  69. Weight; import; value.
  70. A formal accusation of criminal activity. The prosecuting attorney decides on the charges, after reviewing police reports, witness statements and any other evidence of wrongdoing. Formal charges are announced at an arrested person's arraignment.
  71. Thirty- six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre.
  72. An onset; quantity with which a firearm, etc., is loaded; an obligation; an order; authoritative direction; price.
  73. That which is laid on: cost or price: the load of powder, etc., for a gun: attack or onset: care, custody: the object of care: command: exhortation: accusation.
  74. Load; injunction; object of care; care; accusation; onset.
  75. A load, as for a firearm.
  76. Care and custody, or the object cared for.
  77. A price; entry of indebtedness; tax; expense; cost.
  78. An admonitory address; instruction; command.
  79. An accusation.
  80. An impetuous onset; also, the signal for it.
  81. Care; custody; the object of care; order or command; injunction; duty; attack or onset; that which is laid on or in; burden; the quantity with which a gun is loaded; the instructions given by a judge to a Jury, or by a bishop to the clergy of his diecese; accusation; price; an entry on the debit side of an account; a quantity of electrical fluid communicated to a Leyden jar, & c.; the figures represented on the escutcheon, by which the bearers are distinguished from one another. A charge of lead, thirty- six pigs, each containing six stone, wanting two pounds each.
  82. That which is laid or imposed on; the quantity of powder and shot or balls necessary to load a gun or cannon; an onset or attack, as on an enemy in battle; any person, thing, or business intrusted or delivered over to another; a trust; exhortation or instructions by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to his clergy; a solemn direction or command; accusation or imputation; the transactions that constitute a debt; cost; expense; rent or tax on property; the quantity of electricity sent into a coated jar.